January 7th 2013 12:17 pm

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A budget phone has never looked so premium

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Thanks to its solid build and premium components, the Discover is the best phone in its price range on AT&T.

Critic reviews

7.6
7 reviews
  • Reception and call quality
    8.2
  • Display
    7.8
  • Battery life
    7.2
  • Camera
    6.8
  • Ease of use
    7.5
  • Design and form factor
    8.1
  • Portability (size / weight)
    7.6
  • Media support
    8.0
  • Durability
    8.0
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
    7.1

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  • Reception and call quality
  • Display
  • Battery life
  • Camera
  • Ease of use
  • Design and form factor
  • Portability (size / weight)
  • Media support
  • Durability
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
8.0
Engadget Jan 19, 2013

It's far from perfect, of course, but right now, at least, we have a hard time seeing how anyone could make a better budget device.

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8.0
PC Mag Jan 18, 2013

The Pantech Discover for AT&T gets you the same features and performance you'll find in smartphones that cost more than twice the price, making it the best budget phone there is.

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8.0
CNET Jan 18, 2013

If you're looking at high value for a good deal, you'd be silly to pass up the Discover. Although it's missing a few superpremium features, like Android 4.1, a quad-core processor, and a full-HD screen, there are very few flaws in the phone's performance, specs, and design.

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7.0
Laptop Magazine Jan 22, 2013

The Pantech Discover really grabs your attention -- and not just because of its low $49 price. It's curvy design, bright HD display and punchy stereo speakers make it a truly unique offering. The only real drawbacks are this handset's below-average battery life and older Ice Cream Sandwich software.

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8.0
Phone Scoop Jan 18, 2013

The Pantech Discover is an excellent smartphone for the money that easily outperforms devices that cost more than twice as much.

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8.0
GSM Arena Feb 22, 2013

The Pantech Discover is stylish and affordable without compromising on functionality. If the handset had launched six months ago, it would have been one of best value offerings in the Android smartphone game. Unfortunately, it missed its chance.

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6.0
Android Central Jan 18, 2013

There are a few users that the design and niche features will appeal to, but for the wide masses ... I just can't recommend it. The HTC One X, One VX and LG Optimus G can all be had for about the same price and offer better screens, software and overall value.

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First Looks

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Engadget Jan 7, 2013

The Discover is ... a solid handset that appears to perform quite well, and Pantech's recent history has shown us that this likely isn't just a small hiccup.

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Laptop Magazine Jan 9, 2013

From what we’ve seen so far, the Pantech Discover is shaping up to be an exciting budget-friendly smartphone that should please both first-time smartphone users and power users alike.

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SlashGear Jan 7, 2013

This machine’s main point is to bring you a rather powerful presentation at an extremely low price point. Whether or not you want a smartphone now, with a $50 phone you’ll have a bit more difficult time saying no – or that’s AT&T and Pantech’s intent, anyway.

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